Principal's Message: Fox Updates

September 25, 2020

Dear Fox Community,
It’s hard to believe school has been in session for five weeks now. Our students have already shown amazing growth and participation in the remote setting and we couldn’t be more proud of their progress. Once again, we appreciate all of your support and flexibility this past month as we know it has posed some challenges along the way. To show a little school spirit, we welcome your child to join us in school spirit week starting on Monday. Next week marks what would have been the week of Homecoming and although things look a bit different this year, we thought this would be a wonderful way to connect school wide. 

Monday, 9/28 – HERO DAY – Dress up like your favorite hero!

Tuesday, 9/29 – TEAM TUESDAY – Wear your favorite sports team gear!

Wednesday, 9/30 – WACKY WEDNESDAY – How wacky can you make your hair or outfit?

Thursday, 10/2 – WORKOUT DAY – Dress like you are ready to get movin’!

Friday, 10/2 – FOX FANATICS – Let’s “Set Sail for Success” by wearing our new tshirts!

 

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the T-shirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. T-shirts and medals will be shipped to your home. For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread 

A Message from PTA
The beginning of this school year looks a lot different for everyone. Fox PTA is trying to make it as easy as possible for our families to still stay connected and make sure the students at Fox School still have an amazing school year.  

We would like to let you in on a great secret here at ANNE FOX – our FOX PTA donates a lot to give back to our school.  You have already received your newest Fox School t-shirt at supply pickup that was purchased with PTA funds raised from our numerous fundraisers last year. While we may not be able to host the fun events like Homecoming and the Valentine’s Day Dance, we are working on putting together virtual events to keep our Fox Family connections strong.  

We are confident that we will someday soon be able to offer some of the great fundraisers that our Fox students love like Pizza Day, Hot Lunch, Tuesday Treats. Sweet Treat Wednesday and Holiday Workshop, but for the foreseeable future most of our fundraising committees have had to be put on hold. We are looking at fun alternatives that can be purchased online and will keep you all updated throughout the school year.  

The funds from any fundraising we run this school year will have a direct impact on the events and functions we will be able to host NEXT school year. Hopefully some of the fundraising options we choose this year will be something that your families will enjoy. We would love to hear your suggestions as well!!  

In the Spring your child will have the opportunity to apply for the STC Summer Scholarship.  The Summer Scholarship can be used toward summer camps etc. Your child will only be eligible to apply for the scholarship if you are a member of our PTA.   

To sign up for your PTA Membership online, please click on this Membership Link.  You may also fill out a membership form and drop off your $6.00 Cash or Check made payable to Anne Fox PTA to the Fox PTA drop box at Fox School.  You will then receive your Membership card by email.       

2020-21 PTA Membership.pdf 

Fox PTA General Meeting – Our 1st General meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 4pm.  https://sd54.zoom.us/j/2997102972?pwd=STJzWGc0UkhiVGZQZXlHaGVKU05XQT09
Meeting ID: 299 710 2972
Passcode: 1234

A Message from the School Nurse
Letters went out reminding parents of the state of Illinois requirements for immunizations and physicals. If you received one of these letters, please complete the requirements as soon as possible. In order to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and to prepare for the return to school, it is important to make appointments to resume necessary immunizations.   At this time, all child-health related requirements for school attendance remain in effect as per Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1. Health-related examinations and immunization requirements are due no later than October 15 for in-person and virtual students. Faxed to 630-736-3501 or scanned to [email protected]

Anne Fox Website
We invite you to visit our newly revamped school website and browse many new features including the option to select one of ten different languages with the click of a button!  Subscribe to our Fox Calendar for school closure dates, special events, PTA meetings, D54 Board Meetings;  visit the NEWS section to read the Principal’s weekly email messages or to stay up to date on current events; follow what’s happening in your student’s classroom on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram; read all about the extraordinary life of Miss Anne Fox and much more.   CLICK HERE to visit our Fox website today!  

Important Dates
9/25-9/27 Virtual Run to Read Weekend 
10/6-PTA Meeting 
10/8-Half Day: Parent Teacher Conferences- No School in the PM
10/9-Full Day: Parent Teacher Conferences-No School All Day 
10/12-Columbus Day Holiday – No School All Day 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

 

 

September 18, 2020

 

Dear Fox Community,
We have had a wonderful week of learning! Thank you to all of the students that participated in International Dot Day. Our staff enjoyed reading the participants’ entries.  District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.

For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

 

A Message from PTA
The first PTA meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5th at 4:00PM. Please look for a link next week. 

Schaumburg Parent University – Family Togetherness – September 24
Join Alex Goreham, Clinical Supervisor and Therapist from Stenzel Clinical Services, as he navigates through the obstacles that childhood anxiety presents and how to be there for your children. During his presentation you will learn more about resilience and anxiety, understand what your kids need from you, learn practical ways to respond to anxiety and have your questions answered. This virtual class will be hosted on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Click here to register:
Family Togetherness Zoom Registration

Family Togetherness Flyer

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Cercanía familiar – 24 de septiembre
Únase a Alex Goreham, supervisor clínico y terapeuta de Stenzel Clinical Services, mientras navega a través de los problemas que presenta la ansiedad infantil y cómo estar allí para sus hijos. Durante esta presentación, aprenderá más sobre la resiliencia y la ansiedad, comprenderá lo que sus hijos necesitan de usted, aprenderá formas prácticas de responder a la ansiedad y obtendrá respuestas a sus preguntas. Esta clase virtual se llevará a cabo en Zoom a las 7:00 p.m. Jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2020. Haga clic aquí para registrarse:
Registro de Zoom para la clase de cercanía familiar

folleto para cercanía familiar

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

 

Important Dates

9/25-9/27 Virtual Run to Read Weekend 
10/5-PTA Meeting 
10/8-Half Day: Parent Teacher Conferences- No School in the PM
10/9-Full Day: Parent Teacher Conferences-No School All Day 
10/12-Columbus Day Holiday – No School All Day 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 

@BuchananD54

@teamshapiro_Fox

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2020

 

Dear Fox Community,

We are excited that District 54 will celebrate our first ever International Dot Day. This day began from the book The Dot by well-known author Peter H. Reynolds.  His book, The Dot, celebrates creativity, collaboration and bravery and encourages us to “Make our Mark” no matter how small we start!  Although this is a student non-attendance day, activities and ideas will be shared across all grade levels and all buildings district wide. Our school will also have a padlet where students can share a picture, post or video of their creation or act.  You’ll be able to access the interactive link for activities next Wednesday, September 16th. We hope you’ll join us and share how YOU decide to make YOUR mark and share YOUR creativity!  We can’t wait to see where these ideas take YOU!

Día internacional  de “El Punto” ( “Dot Day”)
Estamos emocionados de que el Distrito 54 celebre nuestro primer Día Internacional de “El Punto, el próximo  miércoles 16 de septiembre. Este día comenzó con el libro The Dot ( El Punto) del conocido autor Peter H. Reynolds. El libro, The Dot, celebra la creatividad, la colaboración y la valentía y nos anima a “Dejar nuestra huella”, ¡sin importar cuán pequeño sea nuestro comienzo! Aunque este es un día en que los estudiantes no tendrán clases, las actividades e ideas se compartirán en todos los niveles de grado y en todos los edificios del distrito. Nuestra escuela también tendrá un padlet donde los estudiantes podrán compartir una foto, publicación o video de su creación o acto. Podrás acceder al enlace interactivo de actividades el próximo miércoles 16 de septiembre. Esperamos que se una a nosotros y comparta cómo USTED decide dejar SU huella y compartir SU creatividad. ¡Estamos deseosos de ver a dónde le llevan estas ideas!

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

 

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.

 For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

 

Important Dates

9/16 Student Non-Attendance Day

9/25-9/27 Virtual Run to Read Weekend 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

​​​​​​​Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 

@BuchananD54

@teamshapiro_Fox

 

 

September 10, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Thank you for your support with MAP testing the last few days. Please know that we have appreciated it on our end. In addition, we have realized the number of technical difficulties you may have experienced and therefore have decided to halt remote testing (District wide) for tomorrow, Friday, September 11th and into next week. If your child was scheduled to take a MAP test on these days, please know that they will resume their regular schedule.

Again, we appreciate your patience as we navigate remote MAP administration for the first time.  Classroom teachers will continue to gather valuable instructional data on your child to ensure student success even without a MAP score.

 

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan

 

September 5, 2020

​​​​​​​Dear Fox Community,

Thank you, Fox community, for your support, patience, and grace as we navigated through this week of instruction. Thank you to our staff, parents, guardians, family and friends that have helped make the week successful. We are looking forward to another great week of learning!

Fall Virtual MAP Assessment
This Fall we will be continuing to test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  This year the computer based assessment will be administered to the students while they are in a remote environment.  The purpose of the assessment will be to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students.  MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With this being our first time remote testing it will be important to partner with families to help this new process be as successful as possible.  If families have any technical difficulties while attempting to complete the assessment they can call our MAP hotline at: 847-357-5154.

Important Details on the Virtual MAP Assessment:

  • Communication regarding the date and time of the assessment was communicated.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade will begin a test session on Zoom with the teacher.  A caregiver must be present to support the child logging into Zoom and into the test session.  
  • Our students in third grade through eighth grade will be proctored by a teacher via Zoom while they complete the assessment.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade have 90 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • Students in third grade through eighth grade have 120 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • If your child does not complete the MAP assessment in this window the test will not be scored.  
  • Please note that this data will be used to inform your child’s teacher for instructional purposes, therefore we ask that parents refrain from assisting their child with answering questions on the MAP assessment. 

General MAP Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 8: Grade 3 Reading; Grade 6 Reading
  • Wednesday, September 9: Grade 2 Reading; Grade 6 Math 
  • Thursday, September 10: Grade 4 Reading; Grade 2 and Grade 3 Math
  • Friday, September 11: Grade 4 Math; Grade 1 and Grade 5 Reading
  • Monday, September 14: Kindergarten Reading, Grade 1 and Grade 5 Math 
  • Tuesday, September 15: Kindergarten Math 

Getting started with MAP – Parent Guide .pdf 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or proctor for more details.

 

Evaluación MAP de otoño en Plataforma Virtual

Este otoño continuaremos evaluando a los estudiantes de kinder  a octavo grado usando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. Este año, la evaluación computarizada será administrada a los estudiantes mientras se encuentran en un entorno remoto. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros acerca de las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Los resultados de MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a personalizar la instrucción e identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes.

Debido a que esta es nuestra primera prueba remota, será importante que trabajemos en conjunto con las familias para ayudar a que este nuevo proceso sea lo más exitoso posible. Si las familias tienen dificultades técnicas al intentar completar la evaluación, pueden llamar a nuestra línea directa de MAP al: 847-357-5154.

Detalles importantes acerca de la evaluación de MAP en Plataforma Virtual:

  • La comunicación con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación provendrá por parte del maestro de su hijo.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado comenzarán una sesión de prueba en Zoom con el maestro. Un padre deberá estar presente para ayudar al niño a iniciar la sesión en Zoom y la sesión de prueba.
  • Nuestros estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado serán supervisados ​​por un maestro a través de Zoom mientras completan la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado tendrán 90 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado tendrán 120 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Si su hijo no completa la evaluación MAP en esta ventana, la prueba no se calificará.
  • Tenga en cuenta que estos datos se utilizarán para informar al maestro de su hijo con fines educativos, por lo tanto, les pedimos a los padres que se abstengan de ayudar a sus hijos contestar preguntas sobre la evaluación MAP.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse directamente  con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

Virtual Learning Website and Technology Support
A D54 family Virtual Learning Website has been created that includes technology tutorials including accessing Seesaw and Google Classroom.  We hope you find this resource helpful!

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead. You can also sponsor a student so they can participate free of charge.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home.

For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

Important Dates
9/7
No School – Labor Day
9/16
Student Non-Attendance Day

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal
Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 
@BuchananD54
@teamshapiro_Fox

August 28, 2020

Get on Board and Set Sail

Connecting with our community has been the highlight of our week at Anne Fox! 

 

Dear Anne Fox Community,

What an exciting first week back at school! Thank you for your continued patience, support and flexibility during this time. Thanks for helping your child get into a good routine this week, as we know how important it is to have a balanced schedule.

Fall Virtual MAP Assessment
This Fall we will be continuing to test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  This year the computer based assessment will be administered to the students while they are in a remote environment.  The purpose of the assessment will be to inform teachers of the immediate instructional needs of students.  MAP results equip educators with key data to help personalize instruction and pinpoint individual student needs.  

With this being our first time remote testing it will be important to partner with families to help this new process be as successful as possible.  If families have any technical difficulties while attempting to complete the assessment they can call our MAP hotline at: 847-357-5154.

Important Details on the Virtual MAP Assessment:

  • Communication regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from your child’s teacher.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade will begin a test session on Zoom with the teacher.  A caregiver must be present to support the child logging into Zoom and into the test session.  
  • Our students in third grade through eighth grade will be proctored by a teacher via Zoom while they complete the assessment.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through second grade have 90 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • Students in third grade through eighth grade have 120 minutes to complete the assessment.
  • If your child does not complete the MAP assessment in this window the test will not be scored.  
  • Please note that this data will be used to inform your child’s teacher for instructional purposes, therefore we ask that parents refrain from assisting their child with answering questions on the MAP assessment. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher for more details.

Evaluación MAP de otoño en Plataforma Virtual

Este otoño continuaremos evaluando a los estudiantes de kinder  a octavo grado usando la herramienta de evaluación MAP. Este año, la evaluación computarizada será administrada a los estudiantes mientras se encuentran en un entorno remoto. El propósito de la evaluación será informar a los maestros acerca de las necesidades educativas inmediatas de los estudiantes. Los resultados de MAP equipan a los educadores con datos clave para ayudar a personalizar la instrucción e identificar las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes.

Debido a que esta es nuestra primera prueba remota, será importante que trabajemos en conjunto con las familias para ayudar a que este nuevo proceso sea lo más exitoso posible. Si las familias tienen dificultades técnicas al intentar completar la evaluación, pueden llamar a nuestra línea directa de MAP al: 847-357-5154.

Detalles importantes acerca de la evaluación de MAP en Plataforma Virtual:

  • La comunicación con respecto a la fecha y hora de la evaluación provendrá por parte del maestro de su hijo.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado comenzarán una sesión de prueba en Zoom con el maestro. Un padre deberá estar presente para ayudar al niño a iniciar la sesión en Zoom y la sesión de prueba.
  • Nuestros estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado serán supervisados ​​por un maestro a través de Zoom mientras completan la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de kinder a segundo grado tendrán 90 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Los estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado tendrán 120 minutos para completar la evaluación.
  • Si su hijo no completa la evaluación MAP en esta ventana, la prueba no se calificará.
  • Tenga en cuenta que estos datos se utilizarán para informar al maestro de su hijo con fines educativos, por lo tanto, les pedimos a los padres que se abstengan de ayudar a sus hijos contestar preguntas sobre la evaluación MAP.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse directamente  con el maestro de su hijo para obtener más detalles.

 

Student Privacy
We have enjoyed a successful first week of remote learning.  One important request we are making of our parents at this time is to please not record Zoom/Google Meet sessions or take photographs of students in your child’s class during Zoom/Google Meet sessions.  This request is made out of respect for the privacy of the other students in your child’s class.  If you have specific questions or concerns regarding this, please contact me directly.

 

Spanish V-Learning Digital Support Video “Conceptos Básicos del Aprendizaje Remoto”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=unYLQo7iKLI&feature=emb_logo

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of September is Commitment. This Cool Tool encourages students to understand that they can do virtually anything during this different start to the school year. We will be working on having everyone commit to trying their very best every day!

 

District 54 Virtual Run to Read Weekend: Sept. 25-27
The year 2020 has proven to be quite an unpredictable year for all of us. For the past 16 years, the District 54 Run to Read has been a race dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages. With that in mind, our 17th annual Run to Read is going virtual. Run or walk anytime from Sept. 25-27 and make sure to share your photos with us by using the hashtag #54Run2Read.

All money raised this year will be donated to the D54 Foundation Crisis Fund, to provide food and other necessary supplies to District 54 families who are struggling financially during this pandemic.

As in years past, you can choose from a variety of distances. Pick the distance that works for you and map out a route near your home. If walking is more your style, pick a distance and walk it instead.

Every registrant will receive a Tshirt and a medal. To receive the Tshirt before the event, please make sure to register by Sept. 8, 2020. Any orders received after Sept. 8 will be delivered to participants as soon as possible. Tshirts and medals will be shipped to your home. 

For more information and to register, visit www.sd54.org/runtoread

Important Dates
8/31 First Day of Kindergarten
9/7 No School – Labor Day

 

Important Documents

McKinney-Vento 

Updated D54 Calendar

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal
Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

 

Follow us on Twitter 
@BuchananD54
@teamshapiro_Fox

 

 

 

 

August 23, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Tomorrow is the first day of school for 1st – 6th graders. Our teachers are excited and ready to begin. Below are a few reminders and helpful tips to getting online. If you have not done so today, please complete these steps PRIOR to tomorrow morning to ensure a smooth first day for students. 

Sincerely,

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal
[email protected]

 

Tips To Be Prepared for Monday Morning:

1st and 2nd Grade: 

  1. Please make sure your child’s device is charged and ready to go for Monday morning.
  2. Please log into Seesaw – Here’s a video to help  https://youtu.be/sWHVPqfMszw
  3. Please log into Zoom- Here’s a video to help  https://youtu.be/1WY0EItdMhc

Please note – You may need this information:

3rd and 4th Grade:

  1. Please make sure your child’s device is charged and ready to go for Monday morning.
  2. Please log into the Chromebook
  3. Please join Google Classroom – there will be a link for your child to click to join a Google Meet on Monday morning.  Here is a video to help: https://youtu.be/q0mEOElCADo

Please note – You need this information:

  • Username/Email to log-in:  ID#@g.sd54.org ex: [email protected]
  • Password: The password is the same as last year unless you just created it –  if you don’t have the password please email [email protected] for help  – include your child’s name, school, and ID number

 5th and 6th Grade:

  1. Please make sure your child’s device is charged and ready to go for Monday morning.
  2. Please log into the Chromebook
  3. Please join Google Classroom – here is a video to help: https://youtu.be/q0mEOElCADo
  4. Please follow these directions to set up Zoom so your link in Google Classroom for Zoom works: https://youtu.be/zbSoF92IGWM

Please note – You need this information

 

​​​​​​​Helpful Tips For Parents:
Video Tutorials Website for All Parents: https://sites.google.com/sd54.org/vlearning54/home
Technical and Password support: [email protected]
Hotspots are available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office (630-736-3500) if you need a hotspot. 

School Hours
The Anne Fox School office will be open from 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Feel free to call (630) 736-3500 with any questions. 

Attendance
We will be taking attendance as if we were conducting classes at school. If your child will be absent from Virtual Learning, please call our attendance line,(630) 736-3502, prior to the start of the school day.

 

 

 

August 21, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,
Thank you for joining us on Wednesday during the Virtual Curriculum Night. It was wonderful to connect and we could feel the excitement surrounding the beginning of the school year! We are looking forward to seeing all of our students virtually on Monday, August 24th for the first day of school. If you missed Mrs. Buchanan and Ms. Shapiro’s session, click here to watch. Classroom will be sharing their sessions with parents as well.Logging into School for Opening Day
For Zoom on both the iPad and Chromebook, it is important for students to sign into Zoom first before they actually get into a Zoom session. The videos provided below show how students sign in, and how they will use links to get into a Zoom.For GRADES K-2
Using Zoom on the iPad Tutorial – For Students
FOR GRADES 3-8
Using Zoom on the Chromebook Tutorial – For Students

Below you will find two brief run-throughs on how students will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw
Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

Main Office Items/Visitors
Our front office staff have been contacting families with incomplete registrations for their child(ren). To submit residency documents,email documents to us. Please remember that completed residency is required to finalize your child’s enrollment.  

Call the office if you have any questions or need to make an appointment to drop off registration forms, and we would be happy to assist you. 

We will have new procedures for our visitors.  Mrs. Donatelli and Mrs. Galer will go through a COVID self-screener checklist when a visitor rings the bell. All visitors are required to wear a mask and will get their temperature checked BEFORE entering the school.

Documents can be submitted via email to [email protected]

Internet Access
Hotspots are available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office (630-736-3500) if you need a hotspot. 

Kindergarten Curriculum Materials Pick Up
Students will be engaged in a blended learning experience using both online and print materials, and we want to ensure they have all the appropriate items.  We have devised a drive through pick-up schedule so students are prepared for learning on the first day of school on August 31st.  

We ask that parents/guardians follow the flow of traffic through the parking lot for curbside pick-up of curriculum materials. Parents and students will remain in their cars. Once cars pull up to the school, a staff member will place a bag with all of the curricular items your child will need to start the year remotely.

Additional Information

  • Place a piece of paper indicating your child’s first and last name, and room number in the passenger window of your vehicle. This will help staff easily identify you as you drive thru. 
  • Appropriate social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and masks will be required. 
  • Please follow the assigned times below.
  • If you have items that need to be returned to the school (i.e library books, textbooks, etc…), parents are asked to place all district materials into one bag labeled with their child’s name and the name of their classroom teacher.  Parents will be asked to place this bag in the trunk of their car.  These bags will be returned to the library to be sorted. 
Monday, August 24, 2020

KINDERGARTEN

9:00-10:00 Kindergarten

**Pick-up iPad and Charger 

Mrs. Von Holten

Ms. Fox (Mrs. Dobbeck’s Sub)

 

Important Dates
8/24 First Day of School Grades 1-6
8/24 Kinder Supply Pick Up 
8/31 First Day of Kindergarten
9/7 No School – Labor Day

Important Documents
McKinney-Vento 

Updated D54 Calendar

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

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August 14, 2020

Dear Anne Fox Community,

Next week begins supply pick up and our virtual curriculum night. We are very eager to begin school, as we know our students are as well. Please note the first day of distance learning is August 24th for 1st-6th grade and August 31st for Kindergarten students. 

How Students Will Join Classes on the First Day
We have created a brief run-through of how students in K-2 and 3-8 will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom. The 2 videos combined take up a total of just under 7 minutes.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw

Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

*K-2 Families: To locate your child’s zoom links and class information, please open Seesaw and go to their Homeroom class to navigate to activities as well as zoom links. 

*3-6 Families: Please be sure to have your child check their G-mail accounts in order to get their Google Classroom Join Codes. These codes will allow access to your child’s Google Classroom.

Curriculum Materials Pick Up
Students will be engaged in a blended learning experience using both online and print materials, and we want to ensure they have all the appropriate items.  We have devised a drive through pick-up schedule so students are prepared for learning on the first day of school.  

We ask that parents/guardians follow the flow of traffic through the parking lot for curbside pick-up of curriculum materials. Parents and students will remain in their cars. Once cars pull up to the school, a staff member will place a bag with all of the curricular items your child will need to start the year remotely.

Additional Information

  • Place a piece of paper indicating your child’s first and last name, and room number in the passenger window of your vehicle. This will help staff easily identify you as you drive thru. 
  • Appropriate social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and masks will be required. 
  • Please follow the assigned times below.
  • If you have items that need to be returned to the school (i.e library books, textbooks, etc…), parents are asked to place all district materials into one bag labeled with their child’s name and the name of their classroom teacher.  Parents will be asked to place this bag in the trunk of their car.  These bags will be returned to the library to be sorted. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

10:30-11:30 4th Grade  Miss Atwood 

Miss Lenzini

11:30-12:30 3rd Grade 

**Return iPad and charger
**Pick-up Chromebook and Materials

Miss Enright 

Mrs. Hayward

2:00-3:00 Instructional Classrooms (K-6) Mrs. Price

Mrs. Crane

Miss Vargas

Miss Hayes

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

9:30-10:30 6th Grade  Miss Musnicki

Mrs. Sokolowksi

Mr. Walther

10:30-11:30 5th Grade  Miss Bainbridge

Ms. Gelz

Mrs. Zahora

12:30-1:30 1st Grade  Miss Jurczewski 

Miss Kulbeda

1:30-2:30 2nd Grade  Mrs. Duncker

Mrs. Miller

Monday, August 24, 2020

9:00-10:00 Kindergarten

**Pick-up iPad and Charger 

Mrs. Von Holten

Ms. Fox (Mrs. Dobbeck’s Sub)

Main Office Items/Visitors
Our front office staff have been contacting families with incomplete registrations for their child(ren). To submit residency documents,email documents to us. Please remember that completed residency is required to finalize your child’s enrollment.  

Call the office if you have any questions or need to make an appointment to drop off registration forms, and we would be happy to assist you. 

We will have new procedures for our visitors.  Mrs. Donatelli and Mrs. Galer will go through a COVID self-screener checklist when a visitor rings the bell. All visitors are required to wear a mask and will get their temperature checked BEFORE entering the school.

Documents can be submitted via email to [email protected]

Daily Attendance
Our staff will be taking daily attendance. Please call the main office at 630-736-3500 each day your child will be absent from remote learning. Students who are not called in will be marked as unexcused. 

Virtual Curriculum Night: Wednesday, August 19th
Mark your calendar for our Virtual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, August 19 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  All sessions will be conducted in a virtual setting using Zoom. A document containing the links will be shared next week. The schedule will be:

7:00 PM            Welcome Back Presentation

7:15-7:35 PM   Classroom session 1

7:40-8:00 PM   Classroom session 2*

*Each teacher will facilitate the same classroom session twice for parents who have more than one child at Fox.  

School Supplies
Lastly, due to the shift to remote learning, please do not feel the need to buy your child everything on their grade level School Supply List. Students simply need pencils, paper, and a few supplies for art (crayons, markers, glue sticks, and an eraser) to support their learning while remote. ​​​​​​​

20-21 District Calendar – Updated
The 20-21 District Calendar was recently updated, and can be viewed here: 20-21 District Calendar.  Please note the first day of school for Grades 1-6 is August 24, and the first day of school for Kindergarten is August 31.

Daily Schedule For Your Child
In the virtual setting, we will be following a schedule very similar to our in-person schedule in past years.  Each grade level will have a designated time for: reading, math, social science, science, specials, lunch, SEL, etc.  Grade level specific schedules will be shared with you during Curriculum Night presentations on August 19th.

Virtual Kindergarten Screenings
This year, we will be holding all kindergarten screening appointments virtually during the week of August 24th.  Our kindergarten teachers will be contacting you this week to secure a time. We are all looking forward to welcoming the newest members of our Fox Family!

Internet Access
Hotspots are available for financially struggling families who don’t have internet access at home. Please contact our office (630-736-3500) if you need a hotspot. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Priscilla Buchanan, Principal

Julie Shapiro, Assistant Principal

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@priscillabuch3

@teamshapiro_Fox